One of the many things I’ve enjoyed about going Paleo is making my own version of some of the stuff that I used to buy pre-packaged. Beef jerky and chicken stock are a couple of good examples. So far I have found that making it from scratch is usually not that hard and doesn’t take much extra time. Plus, there is something very satisfying about making it yourself and knowing exactly what is going into every bite you are eating. For taco seasoning, I know that the store-bought seasoning mixes can have hidden soy, sugar, flour, wheat, grain, milk, starch additives and other preservatives. Why do you need all that crap when you can make up a great Paleo taco seasoning with the spices you already have in your cupboard?
This Paleo taco seasoning mix has a mild spice from a little bit of cayenne pepper but you can omit that (or add more) if you want a milder (or spicier) version. It is enough to season about one pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, fish or other meat. It would also be excellent with some cauliflower rice to add some Mexican flavor.
Just add all of the seasonings to a bowl and mix them together well. See, I told you it was easy.
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- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- Mix all of the seasonings together in a bowl.
- Add this seasoning to one pound of beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, fish, etc. for great taco flavor.
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